The actor Chris Evansfamous for covering more than a decade the Captain Americawarned this Monday that misinformation is one of the biggest challenges for American presidential election in November.
This was said at a luncheon organized by the National Press Club in Washington, accompanied by the actor. Mark Kassenwhich he co-founded – along with technology entrepreneur Joe Kiani – on the civic engagement platform A Starting Point (ASP)which was launched in 2020 with the goal of “depoliticization.”
Facing the upcoming election, Evans considers that misinformation is exacerbated by the increase in the consumption of social networks, where ‘clickbait’ content and the constant flow of information without context have increased.
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In this way, the ASP wants to be an initiative that involves and prepares for the first time voters and young Americans, because both actors promote the phenomenon of the need to create “a new generation of engaged and concerned voters.”
“Today there are many elements that can distract young voters, so there must be a page that offers questions and answers in a digestible way,” explained Kassen.
Regarding the desire to be a reliable information center for the youth of the country, Evans added that, since its inception, the mission of the ASP has been to create a channel of communication between the citizens of the United States and their elected officials.
“We know very well that we are not journalists, we just want to provide context and basic information from an open platform all through civil conversation,” Evans explained.
On more than one occasion in recent years, the actor of Captain America has publicly expressed his opinions in opposition to former US President Donald Trump, but with the ASP he chose to give an impartial information so that citizens can make their own decisions.